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New Family Suites at Grand Velas

 Mexico’s Grand Velas resorts have added new two-bedroom family suites, the property announced this week. The 2,000-square-foot suite all feature one king-bed suite and a suite with two queen beds interconnecting, along with a private terrace with jungle or ocean …

Riviera Maya Resorts

The 10 Best Riviera Maya Resorts

 Mexico’s Caribbean coast is a culturally rich, energetic and colorful place that is among the region’s most vibrant travel destinations. And happily Riviera Maya resorts live up to the area’s palpable authenticity. Indeed, the Riviera Maya, the coastal corridor that …

New Hotel Brand Coming to Riviera Maya

 A new hotel brand is coming to the Mexican Caribbean: UNICO Hotels and Resorts. The brand’s first hotel is slated to open on the Riviera Maya early next year: UNICO Hotel Riviera Maya. The property will have 448 guest rooms, …

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 The Riviera Maya, Mexico¹s stunning Caribbean coastline, is one of the top destinations for foreigners to find their happily ever after — and it’s one of the region’s top retirement destinations. To learn more, Caribbean Journal talked to Riviera Maya Property …

Vidanta Riviera Maya

 A gem on the Caribbean coast of Mexico By Angela RodriguezCJ Contributor It was late when I finally arrived at Vidanta Riviera Maya’s vast lobby to check in and the first thing that struck me was a disorienting feeling that …

Vidanta Riviera Maya Spa

 Exploring Vidanta Riviera Maya’s Spatium spa By Angela RodriguezCJ Contributor In Lak’ech is a traditional Mayan greeting that means “I am you, and you are me.” The physical ritual of placing one hand over your heart replaces the spoken greeting and …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The sun’s out. And so is a pair of swimmers, bobbing in the cerulean sea near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The breeze is strong, and as frothy waves lap the shore a pair of …

 Playa del Carmen’s Mahekal Beach Resort has named Julian Smaldoni its general manager, the property announced. Smaldoni will be managing all operational aspects of the 196-room property on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The property recently completed a $16 million renovation project. …

 The Kraken cure By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If you celebrated New Year’s Eve right, chances are you’ll be feeling a little worse for wear when January 1 rolls around. To make sure you don’t carry that feeling over to …

 The Riviera Maya’s Mahekal Beach Resort is set to reopen in December, following the completion of a three-year, $16 million “re-imagination.” The project, which first launched in 2013, is slated for completion in mid-December. It will include the addition of …

 The Occidental Grand Xcaret resort has expanded its beach facilities. The property recently completed a $280,000 upgrade to the Arena Beach Lounge areas at the all-inclusive resort, which is adjacent to the Xcaret Park near Playa del Carmen. The lounge, …

grand velas riviera maya

 The Mexican Caribbean’s newest spa  By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Mexican all-inclusive Grand Velas Riviera Maya will add new spa cabanas later this month. Debuting on November 23, the trio of cabanas will be located above the Ambassador pool, and …

 A very cool new opening in Mexico By the Caribbean Journal staff A major addition to Playa del Carmen is now officially open. Thompson Playa del Carmen, the brand’s first Caribbean region hotel, debuted on the Riviera Maya this weekend. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A major new all-inclusive resort has debuted in the Mexican Caribbean. Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya officially opened and welcomed its first guests on Nov. 4. It is the 17th Secrets-branded all-inclusive resort. The adults-only property …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It might be one of the rarest spa treatments in the Caribbean — and among the most powerful. It’s Viceroy Riviera Maya’s Temazcal Ritual, now offered in a larger and improved sweat lodge. The treatment, which …

 A special package for the holiday By Dana NilandCJ Contributor In celebration of the Día de los Muertos, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya will be offering a special package with an exclusive itinerary of tequila tasting, Mexican cooking classes, gourmet …

 CJ’s top luxury all-inclusive By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The Grand Velas Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast has appointed Natalie Smith as its East Coast Sales Representative. In her new role, Smith will take on the responsibility of overseeing the …

 The bohemian beach town is growing quickly By the Caribbean Journal staff Tulum, the tucked-away bohemian enclave of Mexico’s Caribbean-coast Riviera Maya, is seeing its property market surge. The beach town is experiencing a major lift in values of both …